Beware of the Political Diversion

Malaysian Insider has warned that any attempt to paint the PR as anti-Malay and anti-royalty could "…inject an element of race into an already polarised political climate."

Khoo Kay Peng

Shrewed Najib, now he is saying that it was the Perak Sultan's decision to install the new BN government in the silver state. A number of top UMNO leaders such as Rafidah Aziz, Muhyiddin Yassin, and Dr Mahathir Mohamad have crititicized the PR leaders for going against the Sultan's order to vacate the state government.

Dr M said, “Ethically, it is not good, but lawfully, nothing can obstruct a person from suing (the Sultan).” I have said earlier what is legal may not be democratic or moral. I believe Dr M's advice should be shared by all, including the Perak Royalty.

We are begining to see something more serious than a mess created out of the unconstitutional dismissal of the democratically elected PR government of Perak. Numerous groups, associated with UMNO, are trying to push the responsibility to the Perak Royalty and pledging their support for the monarch. This is a classic art of diversion.

It is fair to say that the main fault lies in UMNO and its practice of corrupt politics. This is a fact acknowledged by its own top leaders including Dr M. The fact that ex-DAP Hee might be given an exco seat is a clear evidence of corruption. She was earlier not happy because she was not made an exco by the PR government.